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Rainy weather keeps lawn care businesses busy

Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB) Keeping the grass cut is keeping people busy in southwest Georgia (Source: WALB)
The wet weather makes the rain grow back quickly (Source: WALB) The wet weather makes the rain grow back quickly (Source: WALB)
Lawn care businesses are staying busy (Source: WALB) Lawn care businesses are staying busy (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia has seen a lot of rainy days in the past few weeks.

The wet weather is causing grass to grow back quickly. Lawn care businesses in Albany are seeing an increase in calls in comparison to last summer. 

Kenneth Thomas, owner of Elite Lawn & Maintenance, said last summer was drier than this summer. Most of his customers were able to go a month before needing their grass cut. That's not the case this year.

"It's hard to even go 14 days. Usually what we do, and most of our customers are on an every two-week schedule, and the past, at least the past last month, we've had our customers call us even sometimes back every week," said Thomas.

Albany's public work crews are also staying busy trying to keep the grass along roadways maintained.

"This year we've had normal to above normal rainfall. I mean just about every day we have rain so with that, the grass is just like a non-ending battle trying to get control," said Stacey Rowe, deputy director of Albany Public Works.

Experts recommend homeowners fertilize and water their yards less frequently during periods of rainy weather. 

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